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Hashim Amla thanks 'exceptional' Lungi Ngidi, comes in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Former South African batsman Hashim Amla has come in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, and thanked Lungi Ngidi for standing up for the cause.

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New Delhi Published on: July 15, 2020 18:57 IST
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Former South African batsman Hashim Amla has come in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, and thanked Lungi Ngidi for standing up for the cause.

Former South Africa batsman Hashim Amli on Wednesday came in support of the side's leading pacer Lungi Ngidi, as he stood for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Amla wrote a long message on his Instagram profile, which comes a day after 31 South African cricketers signed a letter in support of Ngidi and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Amla, through the message, conveyed that many people are living in delusion that some races are superior to other.

"The Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign has relevance for everyone. Why? In the Islamic tradition it is understood that the first man, Adam (peace be upon him), was of dark skin henceforth all of humanity have deep roots to this proud heritage and should have zero qualms in being refered to as black," wrote Amla.

"This make it even clearer for the person who believes in their black lineage that the imagined superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites, or one nationality over another, is simply delusional. Yes that's right- nothing but delusional.

"However many of us, including myself have bore the brunt of these delusions and have crazy stories to tell which is why it makes it even more admirable to see exceptional youngsters like @lungingidi doing his bit to represent us all. Thank you brother and all those who stand up for just causes in their own way-publically and privately.

"I speak for myself and those who share this belief that the end product of being racist is only self destruction and social change," wrote Amla.

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Waking up to 100s of messages on my whatsapp is a usual occurance especially with the introduction of whatsapp groups. Most of the time it's not serious stuff but I now know that being offline for a day(for whatever reason) can throw you into a storm unwittingly. Well... here's my (latest) weather report The Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign has relevance for everyone. Why? In the Islamic tradition it is understood that the first man, Adam (peace be upon him), was of dark skin henceforth all of humanity have deep roots to this proud heritage and should have zero qualms in being refered to as black. This make it even clearer for the person who believes in their black lineage that the imagined superiority of whites over blacks or blacks over whites, or one nationality over another, is simply delusional. Yes that's right- nothing but delusional. However many of us, including myself have bore the brunt of these delusions and have crazy stories to tell which is why it makes it even more admirable to see exceptional youngsters like @lungingidi doing his bit to represent us all. Thank you brother and all those who stand up for just causes in their own way-publically and privately. I speak for myself and those who share this belief that the end product of being racist is only self destruction and social change. There are oppressed people here in this country and the world over, of all colours and walks of life, cricket included. However the darker skinned people have had the worst of it. Some may convince themselves otherwise but you have to ask yourself - are those who know the same as those who dont know? Justice for all is the only true justice that will bring peace and anything else is sadly delusional. So why is Black Lives Matter relevant for us ?... because we are all black (to me anyway). I stand with all those who are oppressed. And I stand with @lungingidi (again). This pic is from his debut in January 2018. #bigmanbigsmile #istandwithlungi

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Earlier, Lungi Ngidi has urged Cricket South Africa to support the Black Lives Matter movement. However, his request came under criticism from former players like Boeta Dippenaar and Pat Symcox, which led to many of Ngidi's teammates as well as former South African cricketers to come in support of the youngster.

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